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Bug #8542

Web GUI did not prompt for NIC reassignment when config restore on hardware with different NICs was performed

Added by Jakub Osika about 2 years ago. Updated 12 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backup / Restore
Target version:
-
Start date:
05/28/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.4.3
Affected Architecture:
amd64

Description

Old system: SG-1000 pfsense 2.4.3
New system: amd64 mini-PC pfsense 2.4.3 freshly installed with two realtek NICs named re0 and re1.

I downloaded the config with "all" option selected from the SG-1000 and applied it to the mini-PC. mini PC then rebooted and hanged when attempting to bring up the network interfaces.

Solution:
1) Reinstall pfsense on mini-PC to allow unit to boot into pfsense.
2) Manually edit config and replace all instances of cpsw0 & cpsw1 with re0 & re1 respectively.
3) Upload modified config to mini-PC. Now works.

Bug:
According to this page https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Configuration_Backup_and_Restore "If the new target hardware has different NICs than the system where the backup was taken, a prompt will appear to re-assign the NICs after restoring the configuration." This prompt did not come up when attempting to upload the config on the mini-PC.

I could not find a reference to this being removed. Perhaps a regression?

History

#1 Updated by Jim Pingle 12 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

The interface assignment prompt works when tested, so it might be something specific to your setup. For assistance in figuring out what is wrong with your specific environment, please post on the Netgate Forum .

If the problem can be reliably reproduced, on a current development version (currently 2.5.0 snapshots), after diagnosing it on the forum, post the specific steps to reproduce it here.

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